How do I choose a wetsuit for diving?
Know the conditions in which you will be diving primarily. Choose a wetsuit with a thickness of neoprene based on those conditions. A wetsuit for scuba diving a sunny, shallow reef dive in the Caribbean will be thinner and lighter than a wetsuit for scuba diving the maximum depths of the brisk ocean water.
How thick a wetsuit do I need diving?
When planning a dive, it only makes sense that the colder the water is going to be, the thicker the wetsuit you’re going to need.
FIND YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
|50-65 Degrees||8/7 mm semi-dry to 7 mm wetsuit||Drysuit|
|50 Degrees and Below||8/7 mm semi-dry or drysuit||Enjoy the view of the water from the nearest coffee shop|
What size am I in a wetsuit?
Billabong Mens Wetsuit Size Chart
|SIZE||HEIGHT (cm/in)||WEIGHT (kg/lb)|
|ST||173-183 5’8″-6’0″||66-73kg 145-160lbs|
|MS||168-175 5’6″-5’9″||66-73kg 145-160lbs|
|M||175-180 5’9″-5’11”||70-77kg 155-170lbs|
|MT||180-185 5’11”-6’1″||75-82kg 165-180lbs|
At what water temperature do you need a wetsuit?
The range of 50 to 78 degrees is therefore the ideal range for using a wetsuit. Any warmer, and the swimmer may actually overheat due to the wetsuit’s insulative qualities. Truth be told, we think it is pretty easy to get too warm inside a wetsuit even in the 74-77 degree range.
Do I need a wetsuit for 60 degree water?
For this reason, you will need a wetsuit to surf in 60°F water, as we’ll look at in more detail in a section below in this article. If you don’t have a wetsuit, you will struggle to last more than about 15 minutes surfing in water of this temperature, and even then it won’t be very pleasant.
What temperature is a 5mm wetsuit good for?
The Perfect Wetsuit Thickness for Every Water Temp
|66 to 72 Degrees (18-21 C)||5 mm to 3 mm fuillsuit||7 mm to 5 mm fullsuit|
|50 to 65 Degrees (10-17 C)||8/7 mm semidry to 7 mm wetsuit||Drysuit|
|Below 50 Degrees (Below 10 C)||8/7 mm semidry or drysuit||Enjoy the water from the nearest coffee shop.|
What does 3 2mm wetsuit mean?
The specification is made with two numbers. 3/2 mm means, for example, that the neoprene has a thickness of 3 mm on the torso and 2 mm on the legs and arms. Most wetsuits have a difference of 1-2 mm, because the warmth effect is more important on the body and the flexibility on the arms and legs.
Can you swim in a 5mm wetsuit?
It will need to be between 3-5mm. However, it is likely to be very suitable for what we do; exploration swimming in places where there might be rocks to negotiate on entry or exit rather than gravel ponds or sandy beaches. The 5mm suits are warmer. … Comfort – In order to swim in a wetsuit, it needs to be comfortable.